The Swanage School is an Academy school for children aged 11 to 16

We try, we fail, we learn, we succeed!

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Headteacher's Welcome

We encourage our students, we challenge them, we inspire them. We care about their troubles, we celebrate with them their achievements, and we teach them exceptionally well.

Jenny Maraspin, Headteacher

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The Swanage School Way

We encourage kindness, hard work and enterprise, and our students learn resilience - the understanding that to succeed we must try things, learn from any failures or mistakes and persevere.

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School Life

School life centres on learning well, celebrating achievements, seizing opportunities and enhancing life and employability skills, all in a supportive environment that supports wellbeing and growth.

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An Innovative Curriculum

We are committed to innovative teaching and learning within a broad, balanced curriculum, enabling outstanding progress.

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Transition to The Swanage School 2022

Welcome to The Swanage School! We are looking forward to welcoming you on ‘Transition Day’ and seeing you in September. In the meantime, our website will give you a good flavour of school life!

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Our Vision and Ethos

Our vision is to be an outstanding school that improves life opportunities for all students. We want each student to feel affectionate about their school and as an adult to look back fondly on their education. We want each student to leave The Swanage School enabled to progress to further and higher education and the career of their choice.

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Project-Based Learning – Bigger and Better!

Our vision for project-based learning (PBL) in Years 7 and 8 has grown! We want students to immerse themselves in exciting, inquiry-based, cross-curricular projects - working collaboratively, mastering digital technology and developing skills for life. Community links are crucial - students will hear from, and work with, local experts and showcase their extraordinary work across Swanage and beyond!

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The Evolution of Crews

Our innovative 'Crew' concept has seen 'tutor-time' evolve into something more meaningful to students' development. Crews are small groups, meeting for short periods daily to engage in discussions and activities relating to building character, productivity, ambition and community (the '4 pillars'). The concept will itself continue to evolve on the back of feedback from students, staff and parents.

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Making Waves! 

With news on our vision, crews, projects, community engagement, Challenge Days, trips, sports and performing arts, the latest edition of our newsletter is a great read!

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